How To Find The Sewer Clean Out

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A main line stoppage is the ultimate drain clog that will cause all of your plumbing to back up. When you encounter this problem knowing where to find the sewer clean out, if you have one, is very important. Unfortunately, not every house has a clean out and those that do can be hard to find. These tips will help you find the sewer clean out at your house.

  • Start by looking for a sewer cap or a clean out cap in the front yard. Make sure to look under and behind bushes that are close to the walls of the house.
  • Next, look on the sides of the house particularly where the bathrooms are.
  • Lastly, look inside the house near or behind the toilets. This is rare but some houses have the clean out inside.

Don’t stop looking after you find one sewer clean out. Often, a house has multiple clean outs and it is important to know where they are all at.

Knowing where the sewer clean out is before you have a main line stoppage is highly recommended. Even if you do not intend to clear it yourself, a plumber will want to know if you have one and where it is.